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Drought Impact on Almonds in the Sacramento Valley

Growers in the San Joaquin Valley are not alone in dealing with the harsh impacts of drought.  The Sacramento Valley has been hit pretty hard as well, and almond growers are concerned with how this will affect the quality of their crop over the next few years. Watch this brief interview with UCCE Orchard Systems Advisor Luke Milliron as he …

Malcolm Media Launches A Grower’s Story with UPL Support

“On behalf of Malcolm Media and our partners at UPL, I am very excited to announce the realization of an initiative that has been in the planning stages to serve grape and nut growers for a long time,” shares Dan Malcolm, Publisher of American Vineyard and Pacific Nut Producer Magazines. What started as a school video project inspired Malcolm Media to …

American Pistachio Growers Ramps Up Marketing Efforts Ahead of Industry Growth

As the US Pistachio industry continues to ramp up in production, global marketing efforts have never been more critical to keep demand ahead of supply. Watch this brief interview with Judy Hirigoyen from American Pistachio Growers as she shares how American Pistachio Growers is leading the charge. Please thank this video’s sponsor Trece for their industry support.

Pistachio Conference Attendance Shatters Record, as is Likely for the 2022 Crop

American Pistachio Growers gathered in record numbers recently for their annual conference in Carlsbad, CA. Watch this brief interview with Richard Matoian, President of American Pistachio Growers as he shares highlights, and how the record attendance is also a reflection of the growth of the industry and new heights in pistachio acreage and production being reached. Please thank this video’s …

Dennis Woods to Lead New American Pistachio Growers Board as Chairman

The election results for six Board seats, for the 2022 American Pistachio Growers (APG) Board of Directors, were recently announced during the Annual Membership Meeting. The newly elected board members are Adam Kusmak of Tularosa Pistachio Groves, New Mexico, and from California, William Bourdeau of Harris Farms, Paul Huckabay of Keenan Farming Company, Raj Kahlon of RHM Farms, Jim Zion of …

Pistachio Growers Ronnie & Tom Clark Announced Kiwanis Farmers of the Year

The “Noon” Kiwanis Club of Tulare will present its 61st “Farmer of the Year” award to Ronnie and Tom Clark, pistachio farmers from Tulare. The luncheon will take place on March 30th at 12:00 pm in Tulare. Tickets are $35. Tickets may be purchased at Mechanics Bank, Farm Credit West, or Garton Tractor in Tulare. Or for sponsorships, call Celeste …

Westlands Water District Board of Directors Appoints Tree Nut Grower Jeff Fortune to Fill Board Vacancy

On Tuesday, March 15, the Westlands Water District Board of Directors appointed Jeff Fortune to fill the vacancy created when Director Todd Neves resigned last month. Mr. Fortune will serve through December 2022, when he will stand for election to fill the remainder of Director Neves’ term. “Jeff Fortune has farmed in Westlands for more than four decades. The Board …

Pistachio Growers Unite at Industry Annual Conference

The next five years for American pistachio growers presents challenges and great opportunity, prompting a call for unity at the industry’s Annual Pistachio Conference, which kicked off today in Carlsbad, CA. More than 1200 attendees—an industry record—from three states participated in the conference, which kicked off with a panel of growers who discussed the next five years, as production ramps …

Almond Board Increases Market Investment in India by 80%

India has quickly become the number one export market for the California almond industry, and the Almond Board has increased its marketing investment there by 80%.  Watch this brief interview with Emily Fleischmann from the Almond Board of California, as she shares details about their strategic partnerships there and how these funds are being used to drive demand. Read more about …

Getting California Almond Hulls into China’s Animal Feed Market

The trade dispute with China has proved challenging for tree nut exports into China, but the California almond industry has even more to provide the Chinese market — almond hulls.  Almond hulls have long been used on California dairies, but the potential to reach China’s animal feed market brings promising opportunity and value for this byproduct. Watch this brief interview …

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